After our very recent review of the Hyundai Kona N Line, Hyundai New Zealand today announced the impending arrival of the high-performance 2022 Kona N and has released the model’s specifications and pricing.
“The Kona N not only provides an excellent halo model to the every increasing Kona range but adds to our N range. N models are popular amongst performance car enthusiasts. With the introduction of the Kona N, we anticipate it will attract more new customers to either the Kona range or the N brand,” says Andy Sinclair, Hyundai New Zealand General Manager.
Aggressive exterior styling backed by a bold range of colours, and what Hyundai calls a functional yet sporty interior and most importantly, a powerful 2.0 T-GDI engine. Inside there are N-specific details such as the steering wheel, performance-blue colour accents, shift knob, sports seats, and metal pedals set the tone.
The new 10-inch infotainment and digital cluster system with digitalised elements including the new ‘N mode design’ delivers information such as lap time and N track map, while the N buttons can be customised to toggle frequently used drive modes.
With an exclusive racing heads-up-display (HUD) that features four driver-optimised information, drivers can focus solely on the road. Smart Cruise Control (SCC) is applied to the N model for the first time.
The Kona N is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged GDI engine with an 8-speed wet DCT. The N DCT offers three modes: N Power Shift (NPS), N Grin Shift (NGS) and N Track Sense Shift (NTS).
The powertrain delivers maximum power of 206kW, which potentially reaches up to 213kW with the N Grin Shift, and maximum torque of 392 Nm. To get the power down to the road, the Kona N has n E-LSD (Electronically-controlled Limited Slip Differential).
The model will go on sale locally this month, priced from RRP $69,990 incl GST.
2022 KONA N – KEY SPECIFICATIONS
|Kona N||2.0 Turbo DCT|
|N-exclusive performance features:||SmartSense advanced safety:||LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)|
|– 2.0 Turbo engine||– Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance||LED headlights and front indicators|
|– Active variable exhaust||Assist||LED side repeaters in mirrors|
|– Electronic Controlled Suspension||– Driver Attention Warning||LED tail lights|
|– Electro-mechanical LSD||– Forward Collision-Avoidance||10.25” satellite navigation system|
|– N Drive Mode System||Assist||DAB+ digital radio|
|– N Performance Driving Data Sys.||– High Beam Assist||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto|
|– Performance brake package||– Lane Following Assist||Harman Kardon 8-speaker premium|
|– Rev matching function||– Lane Keeping Assist||audio|
|N-exclusive exterior styling:||– Rear Cross-Traffic||Wireless charging pad (Qi)|
|– 19” forged alloy wheels||– Collision-Avoidance Assist||Climate control – single-zone|
|– Pirelli P Zero HN tyres||– Safe Exit Warning||Power folding exterior mirrors|
|– Full body kit||– Smart Cruise Control||Rain sensing wipers|
|– Rear spoiler||Tyre Pressure Monitoring System||Auto light control|
|N-exclusive interior styling:||Parking Distance Warning – Front and Reverse||Rear privacy glass|
|– Alloy sports pedals||Rear View Monitor||Acoustic laminated windshield|
|– Sports front bucket seats||10.25” Supervision cluster||Temporary space saver spare wheel|
|– Leather-appointed steering wheel||Smart key with push-button start||Heated steering wheel|
|Electro-chromatic Mirror||Suede/leather-appointed interior||Heated and ventilated front seats|
|Head-Up Display||Power driver and front passenger seats||Ambient lighting|
Future N models
By the end of 2021, the Hyundai N range expands to three models in New Zealand with i30 N, Kona N and i20 N. Pricing and specifications for the i20 N will be released closer to local launch.